Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

Yes Prime Minister: Volume 3
  • Yes Prime Minister: Volume 3

  • Yes Prime Minister was the equally funny and successful follow-up to Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay's hit series Yes Minister. At the end of that series the well-meaning but incompetent Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington), steered by the invisible cunning of Sir Humphrey (Nigel Hawthorne) finally made it to Number Ten, on the back of (so to speak) the Eurosausage. The show's portrayal of political life was famously enjoyed by the then actual occupant of Number Ten, Margaret Thatcher. These four episode showcase the wonderfully dry wit of the series. In 'A Real Partnership', there is a financial crisis looming for the government - but the Civil Service has been promised a pay rise. 'A Victory for Democracy' leaves Hacker wondering if the Foreign Office exists to carry out Government Policy, or vice versa. In 'The Patron of the Arts', Hacker accepts an invitation to be guest of honour at the annual British Theatre Awards dinner - while planning a less-than-generous grant for the Arts Council. And in 'The National Education Service', when the PM threatens to abolish the Department of Education and Science, Sir Humphrey is forced to intervene...

Antony Jay (Author) Antony Jay is a British writer, broadcaster and director. He joined the BBC in 1955 and worked in the television current affairs and Talks departments. In 1980 he co-created Yes Minister with Jonathan Lynn, and the pair went on to write two series of the sitcom, followed by two series of Yes Prime Minister and a successful stage adaptation. Jonathan Lynn (Author) Jonathan Lynn is a British writer, film director and actor. At Cambridge he joined the Footlights Club and went on to become an actor, appearing in the West End and in TV sitcoms including Doctor In The House and The Liver Birds. Among his directing credits are the films Nuns on the Run, My Cousin Vinny, Sgt Bilko and Clue.